News & Information
Phone Line Issue
We are experiencing external phone line issues. At this time our phone provider has not provided an estimated restoration time. If you need to contact us immediately email us firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at our Service Center 1700 Eaton Drive. Thank you for your understanding during this phone line outage.
High Winds Expected throughout the day!
Fox News released an updated weather report about the high winds warning and blizzard conditions. Read more about the Fox News Alert
Board of Light & Power’s Sims Power Plant Offline
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Grand Haven-- The Board of Light & Power’s J.B. Sims Generating Station on Harbor Island was taken offline the evening of Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:26 PM due to a piping failure. Power Supply Manager Erik Booth reported, “Plant staff did an excellent job of taking immediate action to respond and safely bring the plant...
Grand Haven BLP Customers Lose Power Due To Freezing Rain and Ice
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Grand Haven-- Freezing rain and ice was the cause of power outages to Board of Light & Power customers beginning in the early hours of the morning on February 6, 2019. Grand Haven Tribune - photo credit to Becky Vargo The first reported outage affected 808 customers at 1:51 AM in the...
Ice Storm February 6, 2019
Freezing rain and ice have caused power outages throughout the GHBLP system. BLP crews have been working since the early morning hours to restore power throughout the area. A few scattered outages remain in the Grand Haven area. At 8:07 am, West Spring Lake Road customers from Ferrysburg to 168th lost power and crews are currently working to locate the...
Outage Management System Upgrades
Please be aware that on Monday, January 28, 2019, beginning at 10:00 am, the Board of Light & Power’s Outage Management System is scheduled for upgrades. The OMS system will not be available to report an outage or service issue during the upgrade, which will take between 60-90 minutes to complete. If you need to report a power outage during...
Mich. public power city mulls replacements for coal-fired plant
Grand Haven, Michigan, on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, expects to decide later this year what will replace the city's 70.4-MW J.B. Sims coal-fired power plant after it generates its last electrons on June 1, 2020, according to David Walters, general manager of the local public power utility. Any solution will most likely include the construction of a 35-40...
Burns McDonnell Final Power Supply Plan
Burns McDonnell Final Power Supply Plan 12-14-2018 Burns McDonnell Presentation of the Power Supply Plan FINAL, December 20, 2018 Board Resolution, December 20, 2018
Presentation, Public Comments, and Video from the Public Forums Nov. 5-7
The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power held five Public Forums this week. Here is the video recording from the Forum on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Burns McDonnel Presentation of the Power Supply Plan November 5-7, 2018 BM Board Presentation-Response to Public Comments